My parents are on vacation this week, which means I get to hang out with this cutie for 8 full days! Yay!
After just a few hours, I was already feeling happier than I had in a long time. Lucky for me, our fall weather arrived around the same time the pooch did, so it was cool and dry yesterday. We took a short walk and sat down in a popular area. I read a book, stopping frequently to talk to people who wanted to pet him.
I’m a friendly person, so I often talk to strangers, but never like this. I must have spoken to at least 2 dozen people. And this sweetie loves to be pet, so he was thrilled to have 2 dozen people petting him throughout the afternoon.
I got a lot more exercise than usual, too. I know that I can’t keep up this level of activity every single day, but how great that on a sunny, cool day I was able to spend more time outside than I normally would, thanks to the furball from heaven. Even better, when I got home and felt too tired to do anything, he jumped up on the couch next to me and settled in for a cuddle. It couldn’t have been better!
He helps my pain, he helps my fatigue, he makes me feel less lonely, and he’s just wonderful to be around. Who could ask for more?
I look forward to the day I have my own canine companion. In the meantime, this guy and I will be living it up this week!
Please share photos of your pets in the comments. Today it’s all about pets!
There’s nothing better than a warm cuddly dog when you’re feeling down. When I was in the hospital a few years back, all I could think was that I wanted to hug my dogs. Your houseguest looks extremely huggable!
You’re right, CM, it’s so true! I’m glad you have dogs to hug.
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